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Otsego woman charged in stabbing death

Leonard Connor

By Jason Wesseldyk
Sports Editor
A fatal stabbing at an apartment complex in Otsego on Friday, May 10, left a 51-year-old man dead and a 24-year-old woman facing murder charges.
At approximately 5:40 p.m., Allegan County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a possible shooting incident at the Otsego Manor Apartments on Garfield St.
Officers from the Otsego Police Department and the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene to find and man later identified as Leonard Connor bleeding on the living room floor. The officers quickly realized Connor had, in fact, been stabbed rather than shot.
Emergency personnel attempted lifesaving measures, but they were unable to stop the bleeding and Connor succumbed to his injuries.
Karleigh Strickfaden was subsequently arrested and on Monday, May 13, was arraigned in 57th District Court in front of magistrate Dan Norbeck. Strickfaden was charged with open murder, with bond being set at $250,000.
Emergency personnel from Plainwell EMS and the Otsego Fire Department also responded to the scene, with the Michigan State Police Crime Scene Response Team also assisting in evidence gathering.
Anyone with information that could help law enforcement officials in their ongoing investigation into the incident is asked to contact the Otsego Police Department at (269) 692-6111 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

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